Who's Your Independence Day Hero?
Honor service members who have helped keep America independent.
Independence Day is usually celebrated with barbecues, beer and fireworks, and for most, a day off from work.
But how did it holiday come about?
Independence Day marks the United States' adoption of the Declaration of Independence, declaring freedom from the Kindgdom of Great Britain.
In order to keep that independence over the past 236 years, soldiers in America's armed forces have battled repeatedly to maintain the freedoms enjoyed by the country.
So, on this holiday, we ask readers to share their thoughts and memories of the soldiers–current and previous–who have helped keep America's independence.
Tell us in the comments section below who you'd like to honor, and feel free to upload photos directly to this article as well.
Happy Independence Day, Washington Township.